Books Beneath the Bridge


Our annual literature series returns to the Granite Prospect steps featuring 6 evenings curated by local, independent bookstores. Each program will include a reading, Q&A, and book signing with the authors.

Location moved to 126 Franklin

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Important Notice! Due to thunderstorms, Books Beneath the Bridge has been moved indoors to the WORD Bookstores Greenpoint location at 126 Franklin Street.

Curated by WORD Bookstores’ Greenpoint location, the evening will feature readings by Jenn Pelly and Rob Sheffield.

Scroll below for author bios.

The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy reserves the right to cancel due to extreme weather conditions.

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Jenn Pelly

Jenn Pelly is a Contributing Editor at Pitchfork and author of The Raincoats. Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Guardian, NPR, and The Wire. She is from New York.

Rob Sheffield

Rob Sheffield is a columnist for Rolling Stone, where he has been writing about music and pop culture since 1997. He is the best-selling author of five books: Love Is A Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time, Talking To Girls About Duran Duran, Turn Around Bright Eyes, OnBowie, and Dreaming the Beatles: The Love Story of One Band and the Whole World. He is spending this summer attempting to karaoke “Old Town Road” over the guitar riff from “It’s Been Awhile” by Staind.